Joyce Redding discusses what brought her family to Montana in the late 1800s. She recalls her father’s interest in mining took the family to Butte before moving back to the Bitterroot Valley. Redding describes the specific mines her father worked in as well as his chronic poor health that resulted. She discusses the outbreaks of spotted fever in the valley, touching briefly on each individual she knew who was affected. Redding speaks about the families both at the school she attended and the schools where she taught. She recalls moving to different schools in Montana frequently at the beginning of her teaching career, until she found a school where she decided to stay for 30 years.
Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Hamilton, Montana; Upper Burnt Fork School; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Chief Joseph (circa 1840-1904); Mining, Montana; Pleasant View School; Fergus County, Montana; Spotted fever
Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (5 p.: 28 cm.)
Redding, Joyce Luetta, "Joyce Luetta Hickey Redding Interview, February 17, 1978" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 20.